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Inspiration can come from many things – from people you know, historical figures, great architecture, art or stories you’ve been told. One thing we know to be true, the further you go, the more inspiration you can find.

This Memorial Day we want you to show us what inspires you! Whether it’s in your own backyard or somewhere across North America, snap a photo for a chance to be featured on our pages or win Road Rewards perks. Post photos with #GreyhoundInspires or to our Facebook page before May 30 telling us about the people, places or things that inspire you.

Wondering where we go when we’re looking for inspiration? Here are just a few:


  1. Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)

Visiting Lincoln while in Washington, D.C. is an absolute must. But when you’re looking for inspiration, this spot has it all. From the impressive architecture to the location being the backdrop to monumental events in U.S. history, and the man whom the memorial was created to honor, you won’t have trouble finding inspiration here.


  1. The Fearless Girl (New York City)

From time to time we all need a reminder of what confidence looks like. Staring down the Charging Bull in NYC, the Fearless Girl knows no dream is too big for her. She doesn’t just stand in front of adversity, she’s ready to take it head on.


  1. Freedom Trail (Boston)

Follow the 2.5-mile walk to see 16 locations that played critical roles in America gaining its independence. In museums, meeting houses, churches and burial grounds you’ll learn about the people who originally shaped the United States.


  1. Red Rock Amphitheater (Denver) 

If a city escape isn’t for you, Denver’s mountains are a perfect place to head. Go for a hike in Red Rocks Amphitheater or on one of the many trails around town. When you’re done here, head back into town and hop on a B-Cycle to explore this mountain town even further.


  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (Washington, D.C.)

Once you pass through two mounds of granite known as “The Mountain of Despair” you will see the 30-foot memorial at the foot of the “Stone of Hope” paying tribute to the most influential civil rights leader in American history and his “I have a dream” speech. Walk around the memorial to find 14 of Dr. King’s most powerful quotes.


  1. Cloud Gate (Chicago)

In the heart of downtown Chicago you’ll find Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. What makes this public art piece unique is its shape and how visitors engage with it. Some art is meant to be viewed, but Cloud Gate (or the Bean) gives its visitors an immersive experience where they can soak in the cityscape behind it, look above at the clouds, or take a really artsy selfie.


  1. Food in South Texas

Have no shame in knowing that a great meal can inspire you to do great things. When you’re looking for some of the best food in the nation, head to South Texas where the real question is if you want queso or guacamole with your chips. (We recommend both.)


  1. Calle Ocho (Miami)

Colorful murals, monuments to heroes past and present, and people playing dominoes fill this street in Little Havana. Soak in the Hispanic culture while sipping on coffee for a taste of Cuban coffee without having to cross an ocean.

Now it’s over to you! Tag your photos #GreyhoundInspires on social media or add them to our Facebook page to tell us what inspires you! You never know, that photo might get featured on our pages or we can send a Road Reward perk your way! (We’ll be reaching out to winners on June 1.)


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